29 August 2021
RMT Press Office:
Scotrail workers standing firm again today as conductors vote overwhelmingly to continue fight for pay equality and justice.
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality are standing firm again today in a week when conductors voted by a massive 80% to continue their action in a reballot.
Under the Tory anti union laws workers have to be balloted every six months if they wish to continue an on-going dispute. RMT has begun the process of reballoting ticket examiners who have remained absolutely rock solid throughout the campaign for basic fairness.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
"I want to congratulate our members who have stood firm for over six months in this fight for pay justice and equality in the face of outrageous provocation from the employer. They remain absolutely rock solid and determined again today.
"Our campaign of action continues and it is now down to Scotrail, Transport Scotland and the senior politicians who call the shots to take these essential workers seriously, get out of the bunker and get round the table with the union to negotiate a fair and just settlement. "